Richard Hammond in Season 2 of ‘Richard Hammond’s Crash Course’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)
British host Richard Hammond knows a bit about the U.S.: he has roamed these American frontiers in a quest to master tough jobs for his BBC AMERICA series, Richard Hammond’s Crash Course. But what tips would he give other adventurous spirits who’ve made the leap across the Atlantic? In an interview exclusively for Mind the Gap, we asked him to offer some advice to UK expats. Here’s what he said:
Next, his thoughts on how Britons could benefit from a lengthy stint in America:
Tell us, Brits in America: do you agree with Richard’s observations? How have you benefited from living in the U.S.?
Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.